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" ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE. "-Constitution oT N. C.
OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. $
NEW SERIES, VOL. 1-
TATtBORG N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1874.
Mato Alexander McCabe.
Comiuaoana Joha Norfleet, Joseph Cobb and
Henry C. Cherry.
SiciktiBT A Tsiu Robert Whiteliurst.
t'oxgriBi J. B. Hyatt.
Tow Wwcb Harry Redmond, Bill Baitle and
Jm- E. Simonson.
Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge
Refitter of Deed -B. J. Keeeh.
Sheriff Battle Wryan.
Coroner Wm. T. Godwin.
Treasurer -Root. H. Austin.
Surveyor Jesse Harrell.
School Examiner. E. K. Sumps, W m. .
Knight and H. H. Shaw.
W House-Win. A. V""?-
Commiss loners M . Y. Edwards, Ohainnno,
W m. A. Dusan, N. B. Bellamy, aud Mac
Mathowson. B. J. Keech, Clerk.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS
NORTH AXD SOUTH VIA V. 4 W. R. U.
1t Tarboro' (daily)"' - ' ..'Ipm
Arriv at Tarboro' (daily) at - J-WI.m.
WASHINGTON MAIL VIA UREENV1T.LE.
FALKLAND AND SPAKTA.
i r..in' 1.1a v) at - - i. -i
Arrive ai Tarboro' lamly) at
c P. M.
Tta lilt aud th Plice ol .ncctlng.
Coucord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law
rence. High Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
onvoWlons first Thursday in evory month at
30 o'clock A. M.
Concord Lodge No. 58, Thomas Uatlio
Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night
at 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10
t-'rlock A. M. in every month.
Repiton Encampment No. IS, I. O. O. F ,
Dr. Jos. H. Baker, Chief Patriarch. Odd Fel
lows' Hal!, meets every first and third Thurs
day of each month.
Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F.,
3. H. Baker, N. CL, Odd Fellows' Hall, meets
C very Tuesday night.
Edrecombe Council No. 132, Friends of
Temperance, meet every Friday nipht at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. 23, I. O. G. T., meets
ever? Wednesday night at Odd Fellows Hall
Episcopal Church Services every 8undsy
t 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B.
Cheshire, Rector. , .
Methodist Church Services every third,
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodeon
Presbyterian Church Services second Sun
day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and
S o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan
Missionary Baptist Church Services the
2nd Sunday In every moitn, nt H o'clock.
Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor.
Tr;miti Rantist Church Services first
Saturday and Sunday of each month at
Adams' Hotel, corner Main aud Pitt Sts.
O. F. Adams, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,)
Main Street, opposite "Enquirer" Office,
Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Bank of New Hanover, om Main Street,
next door to Mr. M. Weddell. Capt. J. D.
Cummin?, Cashier. Office hours from ! A.
I. to 3 P. M.
Southern Express Office, on Main Street,
closes every morning at8J o'clock.
N. M. Lawrence, Agent.
TnE nndersigned takes pleasue in inform
ing: the public that he has established
In Williamston a large and first-class
Livery, Sale and Exchange
at which he is prepared to board horses by
the day, week or month. Having a good
fctock of horses always on hand, he will sell
or exchanre on reasonable terms. He will
:.lso send passengers about the country at
Moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
Viia Sinhlps nmtile accommodations.
JAMES M. L. 8ITERSON,
Williamston, N. C.
P. S. Any person communicating with him
ran have a conveyance sent to any prt de
aired. J. M. L. 8.
Jan. 30, 1874. ly.
Do you Suffer from Chills ?
Have Them No More!
Watkta's Chill Pills
FOR SALE AT
Read the following certificate. Hundreds
of others can be seen on application :
TO THE PUBLIC.
This is to certify that I have, for two years
Tiaat. used in mv family. Dr. Watkin's Chill
Pills, and never knew them to fail in a single
instanie to cure Fever and Ague. They are
a most excellent and the best Pill I have ever
P. F. CARRAWAY.
Adam's Creek, Craven Co., N. C, Nov.lSth,
Champion House Mover !
" (Patented Jan. 14th 18T3.)
50 Per Cent Saved by its Use.
NO Farmer should be without this Machine.
Only 15.00 for a farm right and thou
sands perhaps will be saved. No more tear
ing down buildings or chimneys, for with
machine you can move a building, regardless
of quality, chimney included, to the desired
location without disturbing the inmates.
Your Barns are Badly Located.
Gin houses need moving ; Xou fail to procure
tenants because your quarter houses are too
Spend $25.00 fbr the right and you will
never regret it.
It will pay you to move your houses if only
to gei the use of the raluablc debris that will
accumulate in 2 or 8 years. Cost to a farmer
to work a sett per day, 4 hands, S3 00. With
4 hands yon can carry a building 400 to 600
yards per day, without the use of complicated
skids, rollers, windlasses, oxen and other
devices ranerallv used. One sett Of trucks
will perhaps do for a neighborhood. Cost
ner sett Stta.OO Trucks furnished at factory
prices. Great advantages oflcredjto buyers of
STATE OK COUNTY RIGHTS.
All orders for rights must be accompanied
by the cash, upon the receipt of which I will
forward the permit to nse or order to factory
to furnish the reaulred amount of trucks.
I have made $500 per month using a sett of
these trucks, it is a rare cnance to active men
Cood men wanted as agents, local and travel
ing. Address T. J. RE A MY,
Kaleieh. N. C.
I could furnish hundreds of certificates, bat
at present only refer to Judge Howard, Tar
boro', N. C, and Mr. Chamberlain, President
Citiiens' Hank, JHorloiK, Va. '
Feb. 13, 1874. tfc
Dr. J. lYalker's California Tin
Cgar Bitters aro a purely Vegetable
preparation, made chieUy from tbo na
tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of
the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, tbo medicinal properties of which
are extracted therefrom without tho uso
of Alcohol. Tho question i3 almost
daily asked, "What is tho cause of tho
unparalleled success of Vinegar Bit
ters!" Our answer is, that they remove
tho causo of disease, and tho patient re
covers his health. They aro tho great
blood purifier and a life-giving principle,
a perfect licnovator and lnvigorator
of tho eystem. Never before in tho
history of tho world has a medicine Lpcu
compounded possessing tho reni.irkabla
qualities of Vixkgau Bitters in healing tho
sick of every disease man is heir to. They
aro a gentla Purgativo as well a3 a Tonic,
relieving Congestion or Inflammation of
the Liver aad Visceral Organs iu Bilious
The properties cf Dr Walker's
Vikega- Bitters are Aperient. Diaphoretic,
Carminative, Nutritions, Laxative. Diuretic,
Sedative, Counter-irritant Sudorific, Altera
tive, and Anti-Bilious.
Grateful Thousands proclaim Vdt-
egar Bittsrs the most wonderful In
vigorant that ever sustained th sinking
No Person can take these Bitters
according to directions, and remain long
unwell, provided their bones are not de
stroyed by mineral poison or other
means, and vital organs wasted beyond
Bilious. Remittent and Inter
mittent FeYers, which aro so preva
lent in the valleys of our great rivers
throughout tho United States, especially
those of tho Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri,
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkan
sas, Red, Colorado, Brazos, Kio Grande,
Pearl, Alabama, Mobile, Savannah, Ro
anoke, James, and many others, with
their vast tributaries, throughout our
entire country during the Summer and
Autumn, and remarkably so during sea
sons of unusual heat and drvness, aro
invariably accompanied by extensive de
rangements of the stomach and liver,
and other abdominal viscera. In their
treatment, a purgative, exerting a pow
erful influence upon these various or
gans, is essentially necessary. There
is no cathartic for the purpose equal to
Dr. J. Walker's Vinegar Bitters,
as they will speedily remove the dark
colored viscid niatter with which tho
bowels are loaded, at tho same time
stimulating the secretions of the liver,
and generally restoring the healthy
functions of the iligestivo organs.
Fortify the hotly asainst disease
by purifying all its liuids with Vinegar
Bitteks. No epidemic c;in take hold
of a system thus fore-armed.
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Head
ache, Pain in the Shoulders, Coughs,
Tightness of the Chest, Dizziness, Sour
Eructations of the Stomach, Bad Taste
in the Mouth. Bilious Attacks, Palpita
tation of the Heart, Inlhnunatinn of the
Lungs, Pain in the r'-ti;n "f the Kid
neys, and a hundred other painful symp
toms, are the offsprings ui Dyspepsia.
One bottle w ill prove tv better guarantor:
of its merits than a lengthy advertise
ment. Scrofula, or King's Evil, White
Swellings, Ulcer. Lryipcias, Svi-!ieu Seek.
Goitre, Scrofulous Inlluiiiniutioiis. Indolent
Inflammations, Mercurial . i'cetious. Old
Sores, Eruptions oftlie Skin, Son; Kye. etc.
In these, as in r.ll other cmistitntioiml Dis
eases, Walker's Yinkoaii 1;;ttki:s have
shown their great curative powers in the
most obstinate and iutraeUble eases.
For Inflammatory and Chrome
Rheumatism, Gout, Bilious, Remit
tent and Intermittent Pevors, Diseases of
the Blood, Liver, Kidneys ami Bladder,
these Bitters have no qnal. Such Disea. es
are caused by Vitiated Blood.
Mechanical Diseases. rersons en
gaged in Paints and Minerals, such as
Plumbers, Type-setters. Gold-beaters, and
Miners, as they advance in life, are subject
to paralysis of tho Bowels. To guard
against thw, take a dose of Walker's Vin
egar Bitters occasionally.
For Skin Disease's, Eruptions, Tet
ter, Salt-Khemn, Blotches, Spot?, Pimples,
Pustules, Boils, Carbuncles, Ring-worms,
Scald-head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas. Itch,
Scurfs. Discolorations" of the Skin, Humors
and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name
or nature, arc? literally dug .ip and carried
out of the system in a short time by the uso
of theso Bitters.
Pin, Tape, and other Worms,
lurking in the system of so many thousands,
are euectually destroyed and removed. -o
svstem of medicine, "no vermifuges, no an
thelminitics will free the system from worms
like theso Bitters.
For Female Complaints, in young
or old, married or ningle, at the dawn of wo
manhood, or the turn of life, these Tonic
Bitters display so decided an influence that
improvement is soon perceptible.
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whsn-
ever you find its impurities bursting through
the s'kin in Pimples, Eruptions, or Sores;
cleanse it when you find it obstructed and
sluggish in the veins ; cleanse it when it is
foul; yon. leelingswill tell you when. Keep
the blood pure, and the health of tho system
It. II. BIcDOXALD & CO..
Druggists and Gen. Agts., San Francisco, California,
and cor. of Washington and Charlton Sts.. N. Y.
gold by all Uruggists aud Iealers.
rriHE NEXT SESSION OF THIS SEMI
I nrv fit learning will commence on
Thursday, Kept. 4th, 1S73.
ilamnrtui Hiflnev is situated in Prince. Ed
wnrd Countv. Va.. within a few hundred
Tarda of Union Theological Seminary, and
seven miles from Farmville the nearest de;
pot of the Atlantic, Mississippi K nuo iv. it.
The locality of the College is most healthy,
and the community around distinguished for
intelligence and piety.
There is no Grammar or Preparatory
School connected with the College. It re
tains the curriculum and the jrreat aim of its
teachers is to secure thoroughness in the
training aud instruction of their pupils and
thus to prepare them for professional studies
or the active duties of life.
The ordinary expenses of a student exclu
sive of the cost of clothing, travelling and
books, are from f 225 to t275 a year.
For Catalogue and further information ap
ply to Rbv. J. M. P. ATKINSON,
President Hampden Sidney College,
jy 26-tf. Prince Edward County, Va.
THE FAVORITE HOME REMEDY.
This un rival tod Alwlicine I warranted not
to contain a single particle of Mercvrt, or
any injurious mineral siiltai;ce, but is
containing: those Southern Hoots und Herbs,
wliieli an al -wise l't "vi l.-iv; In placed in
countries where l.iver Diseases most prevail.
It will Cure ail DiM ascs caused lv derange
ment of the l.iver and H.iwe's.
Simmons' Liver Regulator, or Medicine,
Is inrneiittv a FamYy Me. 15 -'..i- : aud by bo
I m ii" kc(.t n-a.iy fur imu.e.liau- ics-ort will save
many :.n U iir of KiiMerin. a-i I many a dollar
in !":ine and doctors' I'iiv.
Alt. r ii-r tiir'y Ye;n' ! '.a'' It s-'i'' re"
eelvina i he i:io-t uoqaaHfWt iwil.iK-.nials to
5'a iitue from peioin " ! h-L'hest ehar-.u-t'is
and rchpotifcibiiitj!. Bitiieeiit physician--
commend as the most
For Dyspepsia or Indigestion.
Armed with tMs AXT1DOTF, all climates
and cli;ii!vs U" water aud food tnav h laeed
wbhout Tear. A a Remedv ie. M A LA UK ) 178
FKVF.RS, lit)WK!. COMl'T.AIN rs. It EST
I.ESNKKS. JAP N DICK. NAUSEA.
Cl TJYt tfOTT AT.
V M W
ft Is the Cheapest, Pa -.'s! and Bt Family
Med'elif i" the Wir!d 1
fauut'aetared only by
J. ,Z- ZE!LJ &. CO.,
MACON, GA.,nd, PHILADELPHIA.
Price f l.Oia. Sjld by all Drusjst.
Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
RICHMOND & DANVILLE. RICHMOND
& DANVILLE R. V.'.. X. C. DlVl
D N, AND NORTH WEST
ERN N. C. P.. V,'.
COKDHIJSED TIME TASLE
In effect on aud after Sunday, Feb. 22, 1874.
stations. Mail. Express.
Brave Charloile T.00 r. m. 8.3o a.m.
Air-Line, Ict'n, 7.23 " 8 55 "
" Salisbury, 10.00 " 10.47 "
Greensboro' 2.1 " a. it. 1.15 P.M.
: Da;ivil!e. -i.'2S ": 3-7 "
' I-urkville, 11.40 8.06 "
Arrive r.t Richmond, 2.32 r. M. 11.02"
stations. Mail. Eipresa.
Leave Richmond, 1.48 p.m. 5 0;J a. m.
" Burkviile, 4.58 $.2$ "
" Danville, K.52 " 1.0 p. m.
' (ireensbon.', 1 10 a. m. 4 00 "
Salisbury. 3.5(1 0 33 "
" Air-Line Jncl'u.6.S5 " 3.55 "
Arrive at Charlotte, ij 43 " 9.00 "
GttlNG EAST. GOING WEST.
L've Greensboro', V 2.00 a.m. Arr. 12.30a m
Co. Shops, a. 3.55 " f 11.05
llaleizh, s. 8.30a. 'i.l C.40
Arr. atCoV.U.iioro. 1 11.40 " al'e 3.00p.m
IT0STH WESTERN N. C. R- R.
Leave Greensboro' 1.30 A. 31.
Arrive at Salem 3 25 A. M.
Leave Saleta v 10.30 A. M.
Arrive at Greensboro' ... 12.00 51.
rassipnrxer train leaving Raleteh at 7.40
i. M., connects at Greeiisboro' with the
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick
ets same as via other routes.
Trains to and from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Trains to or from points North or South.
T rains daiiv, both wars.
On Sundays Lvnchbunj Accommodation
leave Richmond at 0.42 A. M arrive at
Iii.rkeville 12.33 P. M., leave Burkeville 4.35
A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M.
Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, (without
l or further information address
S. E. ALLEN,
(Jen'l Ticket Agent,
Greensboro, N, C.
T. M. R. TALCOTT,
Engineer & Gen'l Superintendent.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
TIIK residence ot lira. M. i.. l. wis,
with about four acres of land. JpT
The house coutains tisrht rooms. On
the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE.
DAIRY, tMOKE HOUSE, OREEN HOUSE
and STABLES, all in good repair. This
being situated in the pleasantest part of the
B-The FURNITURE will be disposed
of pn vilely.
Apply to M. WEDDELL A CO.
Tarboro', March 13, 1874. tf.
- s-v i i--
tiii .i!inAir davl Aeents wanted I All
rSrjIOjlZU classes of working people, of
either sex. young or old, make more moneyTat
their sDare momeDts. or all the
time, than ntanvthine else. Particulars fwe,
Address G. Stinson 4c Co.,Portland, Maine. ly
fll IrjilH 1
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FRIDAY, -L : : : APRIL 24, 1874
THE MlilSTERS FIRST VISIT.
' Set jour house in ordvr,
Scripture command, and a
from which many a min'ster
drawn a long Sunday discourse
means, or they make it mean to
their listeners, the house of ihe
heart, or the temple ot tn. nrain,
or the mansion of the spirit, and
they exhort you to ''set these in
order, that yon uviy be ready to j
ride down the valley, without
regretful look hehin!, when
1 V .1
on his white horse
But the command means quire
another story to housekeeprrs. It
ias a savor of dust and soap-suds
and ascent of whitewash in it, that
ministers don't know much about;
and during some of their first visit
among their pa i ishioners they corne
in contact with some odd households
that turn their minds from the soul's
Orderly preparai ion to the hearth-
i a rug ol ashes or the ceiling s
necklace of cobwebs.
Ministers consider -rust visits '
the tip-top of duty, and in country
towns it ie an event nearly as im
portant as Christmas, and every
housekeeper after attending the
regular "installation," "sets her
house in order, and tries to keep
t so, in anticipation of this piimui
visit. Just so had Mrs. Chase
attended to the gilding and shining
of her modest apartments, and as
she gently leaned her head back
on the white tidy of hr rocking
chair, looked with pleased eye over
the success accomplished by her
tired muscles. Gradually the reins
of duty slackened in her fingers,
and her eyelids snapped together
ike a snuffbox hd, and off she goes
into lands where they don't sweep,
or black-lead stoves, -immediately
the clock snng itself into perfect
qmet; and the coal m tbo Mcuregor
stove simmered through the grate,
sparkled a last faint glare and also
subsided into serenity, which soon
became a cold serenity. It was a
blowy, snowy, cold day, . but Mrs.
Chase was roaming m very comfor
table Eden rrardens, and as her
house was set in perfect order,
a wrinkle sleDt in the corners of
her mouth; Bhe even indulged a
tiny rumble of snore, and five little
red noses and five littlo satchels of
primmers, and ten bootees loaded
with fresh white snow came like a
picture into her visions. But when
five loud "mothers roared into the
atmosphere she immediately became
conscious that "life is real," and
came out of Eden to feel a strong
gust of winter breathing in at the
open door that had just let m the
five little scholar Chases.
While she rubbed open her eye
lids, and wondered "how she could
sleep so, for two long hours, on
went the mittens, the aps, the
scarfs, the overcoats, the satchels,
and the boots; and the little red
hands and cold noses mado the
little tougues "boo-hoo" with a
very winterlike howl.
Twelve-year-old lommie was ap
pointed fire commissioner, and in
the usual manner 01 boys who wort
spry, the ash-pan and ashes very
quickly ornamented the oil mat,
while clouds ot gray dust settled
over shelf and chairs.
Already the crackle of the new
fire made the youngsters happy and
awoke the gingerbread feeling about
the stomach, and poor Mrs. C., who
had been rubbing the cramp out of
her neck and shoulders, now began
to realize the mixture of snow
hillocks and ashes on the eirpet,
and the "toes up or heels down" cf
wet boots, and the general come to
pieces look of her house that she
had "set in crder."
At this moment the bell rung and
every one of those five chicks
started for the door, and vainly the
mother reached out for the
one's heels, while she glanced in
desperate agony for the broom.
The little red-stockinged feet were
clattering back through tho hall,
and her inner sense told her it was
the minister making his first visit;
(old Aunt Bethia told her afterward
they "alius look surprisin' days")
Her face grew to cranberry hue as
he took her hand with thensual "save
your soul !" style and hoped she
was enjoying life. Tommie sat
down in his blue rocking chair;
Bobbie got astried his rocking
horse, and, the rest of the students
stood in a row, justenjoying a look,
and doubtless classifying their
object whether or not he had
candy and cents or tracts and ser
mons in his pocket.
Conversation rolled glibly off
Mrs. Chase's tongue, while she
kept her eye on the minister, fear
ful lest it strayed toward the untidy
hearth. Meanwhile the new fire
raged glaringly and needed the
cooling damper, but not for world's
would she have drawn attention to
the stove. So she talked and
answered upon all subjects, from
the storm to the bible, composedly
as possible, considering the pertm
bed spirit wrestling within her.
Sullenly she glanced up at the Plan cf Organizalion of the Deiao
minor, where she plainly lecognized I cratic-Conservative Party.
the lip of white paper she had
pinned to the fraina in the morning
to remind her of a dutw she must
attend to. In large pencil letters
it rend: "Make me a bustle ! don't
forget thi!" This climax to her j
woes startled every nerve in her
liody, and when Tu ramie bawled
out, 'We are roasting alive here,"
and Ilobbic went over the head of
his r.-cking liorsc and bumped his
nose, and the rest of the students
rushrd to pick him up, she could
control her countenance no longer,
but btnt forth into peals of old
fashi-med Jaughter, that threatened
to iiiif if i n trie oui irom me pony.
i .. . . . l i r , , i . i
TJia minister though he had
noted all these items, yet kept a
solem i expression, could no more
kept ihe laugh in harness, so he
leanv d back in his chair and roared
heart ly. Bobbie stopped yelling,
and t ie gioup of little Chases stared
Ne. further explanation was
nectary. The minister arose to
depait, and taking Mrs. Chase's
hand said: "Just. so, my fair
parishioner, we brush the cobwebs
of sin from our souls, hoping the
Lord will send .he heavenly renor-
tcr a- interview; but those reporteifen'join
only come when sackcloth and ashes
are around us, and the briars and
thorns of life are strewn in our
pathway. When our houses are
unprepared, and not in order,. y
may watch for their comrrTf , that
they may write down in their record
our amount of patiQuce, porssver-
ance, energy ana selUrelmnce, lor
through these the true value of a
soul 13 known to the Almighty."
As his footsteps echoed in the
distance, this laughing housekeeper
arose and turned the cooling damper,
brushed up the ashes, took down
the memorandum paper, and sat
down to tell this to The Danburg
At present the African race has
seven representatives in the National
Congress. Four of these are from
South Carolina, while . Mississippi,
Alabama and Florida have, each,
the felicity of one.
South Carolina's birds are,
Robert B. Elliott, Raincy, Aloczo
G. Kansier and Cam. Elliott is a
cjal black negro, 82 years old, born
in New England and educated in
Great Britain. He lives in Col
umbia, S. C, and is a lawyer. His
law partner is said to ba an ultra
wuue uemucini, bkiicu.c. man
A isortnern correspondent inus
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ilia vAiin rr wim a n nin rnnn 1
- - n -
vwui a cotupic-A a ut mc ..cauij
cue 01 me Qouiiicm uiaiiuuna, iusi
ttfml irltli o enmrochnn nf thp
"I1 -66"- - -
nnm rnsps nn enepks rtnn lins! tier
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eyes are large, Drown ana express
and she has the sweetest and bright
est expression and manner in the
Rainey was a South Carolina
a South Carolina
years old; a light
er by trade, well off,
slave, is 41
mulatto, a barber
anu nas a .arge u...y .
1 1 1 e :i
Kansier is a negro witn irencn
blood in him, is middle aged, stout.
Cain is the oldest negro in the
House, very black, a
Northern Methodist preacher,
Mississippi has tho youngest
colored representative Jas. Lynch,
a mulato, twenty-five years old,
born a Louisiana slave.
Alabama's jewel is James G.
Rawier, born free,of French decent,
educated in Canada. lie is a
1 1. -1 n . 1
sessed of large
. . r . . r
from his father.
He has made to
tour of Europe.
The last Congressional black
bird is Walls ot jMoriaa. lie is
school teacher by profession, and
hails from North Carolina. He is
a bachelor and a poor speaker
the enthusiastic lemale corres
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nuosv letter we jrieau uie uuovc
c 1 .1 1 1
tingly tells of negro eloquence :
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" As orators, the men of African
descent have an eloquence that
touches the height of grandeur, the
a .1. r .t v, 1 .t. t r
.u u 1 u . i -it
those whose pulses beat languidly
.u v K 1 i. e
with the restrained , enthusiasm of
generacions: and as humanitarians,
in the settling of human affairs, who,
after such years of suffering exper
lence, should surpass them :
The Boston Transcript describes
the private box of Mr. A. T. fctew
art at Niblo's Garden, which is said
i annql in cfvlo 6170 And MnVPTl-.
ience to the box of any crowned
head in Europe. It consists of
suit of four rooms, a laree parlor.
dressinff room, cloak room, and
box. They are richly carpeted and
curtained, and the parlor has im
mense mirrors and one of the finert
cut glass chandeliers in the city,
The dressing room has every ap-
nurtenance of the toilet, and his box
f ,, ..1 1 m
is nnea witn luxurious xuritisu
chairs covered with crimson satin,
A dance can be indulged in between
th acts, if the orchestra be pUvine.
or a supper served from the Metro -
politan Hotel, just acros9 the court.
organization was adopted
State Executive Committee:
1. The Executive Committee for
the State shall consist as at present
appointed, and shall nave all the
powers heretofore conferred upon
The Executive Committee for
the Congressional and Judicial Dis
tricts shall continue as at. present
constituted until regularly changed,
and shall have general supervision
of the affairs of the party in their
2. In each county there shall be
an Executive Committed composed
of a Central Committee of not less
than three members, v.n of at
least one committeeman from oath
township. This committee shall,
unde: diivc ion of the county con
vention, ha vu entire control of
county m itter. It shall be their
dufy to see that nil the details of
the canvass are properly conducted:
that the polls are attended by
competent challengers; . that each
ConservatiJcastJiis ballots, and
that t0frffaV$5der'petrated at the
i(f are ja-ticu'arly
ftKMiie necessary steps
for the'flicmi,rf'anization of
townshjS&.toji&k by u wise
administtiaHrtb promote harmony
4. All Executive Committees are
properly chosen by the Conventions
held for the respective territornl di
visions, but if for any cause there
should be a failure by the proper
Convention to appoint any Execu
tive Committee, then the State
Executive Committee may supply
5. Nominations for county offi
cers and members of the General
Assembly shall be made by county
conventions; for township officers,
by town and township conventions;
fcr members of Congress and j'adk
cial officers, by the district convene
G. All conventions shall be open,
and due notice of the time and
place of convening the same shall be
W. IX. Cox, Chairman.
J. J. Litchford, Secretary.
Oh, clcurious lauc
manlovin spirit, that for a time
dost take the burden from the weary
I . 1 Vw Aof In n cilrn r flirt
fee 'bruised and by the flints
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I OUU 0"l" S4, W.Wwl iX
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I IUII IllCldllUUUl V UV tllC ll'JSU auu
, ... . .. , . ,P ., .
I mQt'act if rtvm rlacnira liirvionst" lnir
all the sorrows of the rast, ..the
doubts of the future, conf mnclest m
. Qf u. - nak(jst
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himself and care I What was talked
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ot as the golden chain ot Jove was
a guccession of j h
a enromatic scale ot merriment,
reaching from earth to Olympus.
It is not true that Prometheus stole
tne nre out me taugnter ot tut
deif our in th
bun'dance Jf our ierriincntf t(
make us reasonable creatures. Iiav
the fire but the laughter of the
considered what man would
i AaBt.tnta nf tha OT,r,hVintT fn.nll
be, destitute of the cnobling faculty
of laughter . Laughter is to the
ace man wat s7nov'a' tn'n
anaiumists can it, is to uia lumis. it
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Oils, luoricaies auu manes inu iimnau
countenance divine. Without it our
face3 would be rigid, hyena-like;
the iniquities of our heart, with no
sweet antidote to work upon them,
would have made the face of the
best among us a horrid husky thing,
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with two sunen, nungry, cruei
lights at the top for foreheads
nmulil then havA ernnu nut. at fashion
, , , m .1 a
a 11 va 1 uai iiuu uviv lvium mw
nose. ininK 01 a caoe wunout
laughter as it is, its first intelli-
mi - 1 n l1 .
gence: ihe creature snows tne
divinity of its origin and end by
smiling upon U3. Yet smiles are
its first talk with the world, sinues
at first answer that it understand
And then, as worldly wiidjtn comes
upon the little thing, it crowns, it
, , . . . - , ;fa
chuckles, it gnns, and shakes its
nurse a arms, or in waggisn numor
playing bopeep with the breast, it
reveals its high destiny, declares to
him with ears to hear the heirloom
of its immortality. Let materialists
blaspheme as gingerly and a
... fa J. firi1
as thev will, they must nnd
fusion in laughter. Man may take
a triumph, and stand upon his broad
grins, for he looks around the world
and his innermost soul, sweeny
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tickled with the knowledge, tells
him that he of all creatures laughs
Imagine, if you can, a laughing fish
Let man, then send a loud ha, ha
through the universe, and b
reverently grateful for the privileg
a -oug ias ytrruiu,
On a Broken EGa-SHrLL. In
spired Being " Whence, O whence
- ladies, whence, O whence came th
I marvelous instinct that prompted
the minute being originally contain
in this fragile shell to burst the
calcareous envelope that secluded it
l 1 r ' -C it. A,,J
irgui iue gionea ,vi mc omiu
world t" Chorus of Admiring Las
dies : " Whence, Ct whence, indeed,
Mr. Honeycomb I" Master Tom-
1 my : P'raps the little begar iras
afraid he'd be boiled."
At a meetins
Reputed Site of Babel.
The Church Missionary Intelli
genccr thus descrile the reputed
site of the Tower of Babel :
A high mound is surmounted by j
a ruined and unfinished tower of j
brick, the summit tf which is 23." j
feet above the plain. Anexamina
tionofthe mound shows that it is I
composed of the same elements as j
the mounds of Babylon masses of j
brick and rubbish, interspersed with j
broken potterv. " These bricks are
mi inscnueii on (tie M.ie wim eune- ,
norm characters. .he cuneiform
is the ancient As nan, and is sup-
posed to b thf idest in the writ-
innzuvse in the worUh One :
excavations have been
e, you i.ia v s
e walls ol orick
tbove tier with mat- '
On another, all is :
convulsion and disturbance huge j
masses of hrickwt'i k. rent and over !
, , i i
tut neu yet so soiia in their rum that
it is easier to j ulverize the brick
mail to seperaieit irom me mortar. !
One of these blocks has rolled bodi- !
ly to the foot of th mound. Oth-
it . . - r . i . ! ,
ersare fused or vitrified by a pro- i
cess which can be none other than
electricity or fire. Curiously
enough, the Arabs have a tradition
that it has been destroyed by fire
from heaven. The sides of tho
mound are pierced with holes and
strewn vajth bones, which plainly
indicate the lairs, of wild beasts.
The view Trm the summit at sun
rise is distant and varied. The
broad sheetJ5T the Euphrates winds
lor many a mile, till lost in the dis
tance in a "sea-like" plain.
It is uithcult to resist the convic
tion that Birs Nimrod is the Tower ;
of Babel, the oldest ruin in the
worid. There are those who believe
it to be the tower of Belus, and re
gard it as a part of the ruin of Bab
ylon. And surely it is, when
standing on ground like this that
the language of Scripture acquires
vividness and reality which rewards
the toil of patient investigation, and
makes the privations of travel for
gotten ; and a voice seems to breathe
from the resting place of the proph
ets beside these mighty rivers which
is eaily more beard and felt, rebuke
ing the sneer of the scoffer and the
Wedded Dres3 a Century Ago.
To begin with the lady : Her
ocks were trainid upwards over an
immense cushion that sat lise an
ncubus on her head, and plastered
over with pomatum and then sprink-
ed oer with a shower of white
powder. The height of this tower
was somewhat over a foot. One
single white rosebud lay on its top
ike an eagle on a haystack. Over
her neck and bosom was folded a
aco handkerchief, fastened in front
by a breast-pin rather larger than a
copper cent, containing her grand
mother's miniature set in virgin
gold. Her airy form was braced
up in a satin dress ; the sleeves as
tight as tht natural skin of the arm,
with a waist formed by a bodice,
worn outside, whence the skirt flow-
1 off, and was distended at the top
of an ample hoop. Shoes of white
iu, with peaked toes, and heels of
two or three inches elevation, en
closed her feet, and glittered with
spangles, as her little pedal peeped
Now for the swam : His hair was
sleeked back and plentifully be
fioured, while his queue projected
ike the handle of a skillet. His
coat was a sky-blue silk, lined with
yellow; his long vest of white satin,
embroibered with gold lace; his
breeches of the same material, and
tied at the knee with pink ribbon.
White silk stockings and pumps
with laces, and ties of the same hue,
completed the habiliments of his
nether limbs. Lace ruffles cluster
ed his wrists, and a portentous frill,
worked in correspondence, and bear
ing the miniature of his beloved,
finished his truly genteel appear
ance. Hew to Build up North Carolina.
Let large land owners divide their
immense tracts of land into small
farms, and gbe away or sell at low
prices, alternate sections to perma
nent settlers from Europe and the
North. If industrious emigrants
can be located, and the population
increased twenty-five per cent, the
price of lands would be enhanced
more than double the price value.
This certainly would compensate
land owners, if by giving half they
could secure good emigrants. The
State Board of Immigration has an
agent located at each county in the
State, with a central office at Ral
eig. Let planters subscribe alter
nate sections of their lands to the
society, and fix conditions, and
arrange so supplies can be furnished
at reasonable rates for the first few
months; with these inducements
and the reduced rates of transporta
tion, intelligent emigrants will settle
among you permanently, be con-J A little four-year-old in Rich
tented and prosperous, and in a few ; mond, very fond of a certain dish,
years relieve you of the most ter- j when asked by his mother, if he
riblc evils you are now suffering 1 wouldn't like to be an sngie with
from. Ail will "'be useless unless
you offer the emigrants reasonable
facilties for securing permanent
hemes. N. -T. South, '
reoin ding tin
question, which are as follows :
The Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, having
thoroughly examined nu i inun-eu
into the matt? r. at e pvej ni e! at tiny
time to do their share in the work
tf ridding tin- sMeets of the numer
ous wretched iniiiials to be teen
there. It calls nnon ih Citv
fathers to rent m:: (
o rent m :: i i n 'nt .
; ground ne;n- the E;)t or North
j Uiver. and build th. iet ti ketn els.
itnblim;, and a suitable edifhe
for the final disnnsal ,,f ..,., .. .i.
land cat?, the lot ro !e inelo.-'cd b
high U nee and
pair i f g:
mei.u. the lids of
from the top, to be of iron network
Hdmittinrr liohr ntiil n,- . ,
"i, i. uuiii aisu
be m i i.'ed
' rong hors--:eiv
es and harnr.vs
men take charge i!,,. work and
rid the streets of these animals, It
is proposed to have the waffon m
about the citv ear.v In- ih. .....n,,..
j collect all dogs and cats without
! owners, and as each load is deliver
led at the "Home." or nonnd tho
animals to be registered and retain-
ed which are of any value, and, if
not claimed, sold for the benefit of
the " Home," all others to he hu
manely destroyed. There would be
no rewards given to any one for
bringing the animals to the
" Home," and, therefore, no induce,
rnent offered by the " trade " of
dog breeding, as in theordinance of
Alderman - Morris
In additirjenfrkjs the .society
proposes to remove 1 condemned
live horsesnd OtheKanimals from
the streets ndprivate stables to
this place and there destroy them,
in lieu of the present objectionable
mode, subjecting women and child
ren to the horrible sights now fre
quently seen in the 'shooting and
killing of disabled animals. Again,
private citizens having family pets,
which have become old and worn
out, would merely havo to send for
the wagon and have the-animals
taken away, whereas by the present
system ot the lioard ot Health Ren
dering Department, citizens have
first to kill the animals themselves
and then have the dead bodies lvini?
; in the house or yard for three or
tour days befcra it pleases the
Health Board's dead cart to call for
them. The driver of this vehicle'
usually carries a pitchfork, which
he forces through the body of the
defunct animal and thus adds it to
his horrible load.
The Origin of " Dixie."
During the existence of the New
Orleans Delta, a correspondent of
that journal gave an interesting de
scription of the origin of our famous
"Dixie." The writer's account of
its rise, progress and final fruition
into one of the most popular of na
tional melodies is as follows :
" 1 do not wish to spoil a pretty
illusion, but the real truth is that
" Dixie" indigenous Northern nes
gro refrain, as common to the writer
as the lanpsposts in New York city,
seventy-dive years ago. It was one
of the every day allusions of boys
at that time in all their out door
sports. And no one ever heard of
Dixie's land being other than Man
hattan Island until recently, when
it has been erroneously supposed to
refer to the South, from its conncc
with pathetic negro allegory! When
slavery existed in New York, one
' Dixy ' owned a large tract of land
on Manhattan Island, and a large
number of slaves. The increase of
the slaves and increase of the abo
lition sentiment caused an emigra
tion of the slaves to more thorough
and secure slave sections ; and the
negroes who were thus sent off (many
being born there) naturally locked
back to their old homes, where they
had lived in clover, with feelings of
regret, as" ther could not imagine
any place like Dixy's. Hence it
became synonomous with an ideal
locality, combining ease, comfort
and maternal happiness of every
In those days negro singing and
minstrelsy were in their infancy,
and any &ubject that could be
wrought into a ballad was eagerly
picked up. This was the case with
"Dixie.". It originated in New
York, and assumed the proportions
of a song there. In its travels it
has been enlarged, and has "gath
ered moss." It has picked up a
"note" here and there. A "cho
rm " has been added to it, and from
an indistinct "chant" of two or
three notes it has become an elabo
rate melody. v But the fact that it
is not a Southern song " cannot be
rubbed out." The fallacy is so
popular to the contrary that I have
thus been at pains to state the real
origin of it.
wings and ny about heaven like iu
little dead brother, rcplie I, afier
pause:- "No, ma: I'd a heap rather
be a hawk, and lire on chicten."
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